Lyudmila Galkina

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Lyudmila Ivanovna Galkina (Russian : Людмила Ивановна Галкина; born January 20, 1972 in Saratov) is a Russian athlete. She won the European Junior Championships in 1991 as a triple jumper, but thereafter later focused on the long jump. Her greatest achievement was taking the World Championship title in 1997, with a personal best jump of 7.05 metres.

Russian language East Slavic language

Russian is an East Slavic language, which is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991. Although nearly three decades have passed since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia.

Saratov City in Saratov Oblast, Russia

Saratov is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Population: 837,900 (2010 Census); 873,055 (2002 Census); 904,643 (1989 Census).

Long jump track and field event

The long jump is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point. Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the "horizontal jumps". This event has a history in the Ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympic event for men since the first Olympics in 1896 and for women since 1948.


Representing the Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1990 World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 7th 6.45 m (wind: +0.9 m/s)
Representing Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 5th6.74 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th (q) 6.26 m (wind: -1.5 m/s)
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st6.95 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 1st7.05 m PB
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 7.06 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 3rd 6.68 m

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Flag of the United States.svg Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Flag of the United States.svg Marion Jones

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